The FBI is recognizing former US Senator Rod Grams as instrumental in bringing the AMBER Alert System to Minnesota in 2002. The Senator assisted in bringing law enforcement and members of the media to make certain that Minnesota became the 7th state to implement the statewide missing child system which was established to dramatically increase the visibility of certain child abduction cases. Since it’s inception 28 AMBER alerts have been issued and all 28 have resulted in the children being located. For his efforts with the AMBER Alert System, coupled with his work and support for many community causes the FBI recognizes and honors the Senator, in a ceremony taking place today, by awarding the Director’s Community Leadership Award, being presented posthumously to Senator Grams. His wife Chris is accepting the award on his behalf.
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